Daniel BüringProfessor of Linguistics
My own teaching and research focusses on natural language semantics and pragmatics, in other words, meaning and use of language. A particular interest of mine is intonational meaning, that is, how tone of voice, melody or inflection influence the meaning of what we say. I try to develop formal tools capable of modeling this kind of interaction between meaning, prosody, and syntax.
Other topics of interest to me are German syntax, binding theory, and generally all aspects of the syntax-semantics interface.
My last book was a textbook on the syntax and semantics of binding theory. Right now I'm working on a survey book on intonation and meaning.
I like to sail, and to play and sing with bands, and am always open to invitations for either one...